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Keywords: San Francisco
|Ferries Ply the Bay - Shaping San Francisco|
From the PRelinger Archive's silent footage of San Francisco in the 1920s, this is an edited excerpt featuring the ferries and Ferry Building
Keywords: Ferries; Ferry Buildilng; San Francisco
|The Sale of Alcatraz That Was Rescinded - Shaping San Francisco|
Alvin Duskin and Jerry Mander describe the amazing story of Lamar Hunt's attempt to purchase Alcatraz from San Francisco in the late 1960s, and how they stopped it.
Keywords: Alcatra; Apollo 8; Victorian San Francisco; Oil Terminal; Lamar Hunt
|Chinatown Telephone Operators and other scenes c 1920s - Shaping San Francisco|
Silent footage from the Prelinger Archive, edited to focus on Chinatown, with a few seconds of Chinatown Telephone operators working their switchboards.
Keywords: Chinatown; Telephone operators; switchboards; San Francisco; 1920s
|San Francisco celebrates VE Day 1918|
Newsreel footage from the Market Street celebration of the end of WWI in San Francisco, 1918.
Keywords: WWI; San Francisco; 1918
Downloads: 19,315 (5 reviews)
|Curbside Recycling and the Incinerator that Wasn't - Shaping San Francisco|
Ruth Gravanis, longtime board member of San Francisco Tomorrow, describes how the NIMBY's of Brisbane turned back a plan to burn San Francisco's garbage in a new incinerator in their town, leading to the now much-vaunted curbside recycling program in San Francisco.
Keywords: Recycling; garbage; solid waste; incinerators; NIMBY; San Francisco Tomorrow; Ruth Gravanis
|Americana Game SF State 1968 - Shaping San Francisco|
Former SDS activist Bruce Hartford describes how the local chapter at San Francisco State College created a game called "Americana" on the commons prior to the big strike in 1968. A Shaping San Francisco interview conducted by LisaRuth Elliott and shot by Chris Carlsson in June 2011.
Keywords: San Francisco State; 1968; SDS; anti-war; 60s; Sixties; alienation; student movement
|Pacific Trade and Longshoring work c 1920s - Shaping San Francisco|
silent footage from the Prelinger Archive, edited to focus on the parts about Pacific Trade and the footage of longshoring, probably from the 1920s.
Keywords: Globalization; world trade; San Francisco; longshoring; dockers; piers; shipping; bananas; copra; hemp
|Shaping SF opening 1998 - Jim Swanson|
Original opening animation for Shaping San Francisco CD-ROM in 1998.
Keywords: San Francisco; animation; Jim Swanson
Downloads: 668 (1 review)
|Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on 1970s Solidarity Movements in SF - Chris Carlsson|
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz interviewed by Chris Carlsson July 6, 1999, on 1970s Central American Solidarity Movements in San Francisco, their influence on and from the growing gay movement in the city.
Keywords: Sandinistas; San Francisco; Gay Movement
|Critical Mass 3rd birthday - Chris Carlsson|
Scenes from the chaotic 3rd birthday Critical Mass bike ride in San Francisco
Keywords: Critical Mass; bicycles; San Francisco
Downloads: 2,681 (2 reviews)
|The Farm - Kathy Katz and Mike Kavanaugh|
An excerpt from a 45-minute documentary about The Farm, the remarkable rural oasis under the freeways in San Francisco from 1974-1986, an autonomous zone that housed farm animals, rehearsal and performance space, theater and punk rock...
Keywords: Farm; San Francisco; 1970s
Downloads: 12,745 (9 reviews)
|SF Anti-Iraq War demo Jan. 18, 2003 - Chris Carlsson|
Huge anti-Iraq War demonstrations rocked U.S. cities in autumn 2002 and winter 2003. This shows the January 18, 2003 demonstration in San Francisco.
Keywords: Anti-Iraq war; San Francisco; protest
|Fleet Week 2011 - Matthew Chong|
A medley of images from Fleet Week in San Francisco by Matthew Chong
Keywords: Fleet Week; militarism; patriotism; San Francisco
Downloads: 835 (1 review)
|Harry Hay on 1934 SF Strike - Chris Carlsson|
Harry Hay, venerable co-founder of modern Gay movement, tells about being in crowd during 1934 waterfront strike in San Francisco, how militia was shooting into crowd, and bullets whizzed past his head.
Keywords: Harry Hay; 1934 General Strike; San Francisco
|Shaping San Francisco opening - Jim Swanson|
Using the well-worn image of Yerba Buena cove in 1847, this animation dramatizes the rapidity with which it filled up after the Gold Rush, with a voiceover introducing Shaping San Francisco's 1st CD release.
Keywords: San Francisco; Yerba Buena Cove; 1847
|End of the World's Fair - Chris Carlsson|
images from the End of the World's Fair, held May 12, 1984, marching up Market Street and ending at Dolores Park.
Keywords: End of the World's Fair; San Francisco; 1984
|John Muir on Hetch Hetchy - Shaping San Francisco|
Animation showing Yosemite's Hetch Hetchy Valley before and after inundation, with a quote from John Muir
Keywords: John Muir; Hetch Hetchy; San Francisco water system
|Thomas Fleming on 1966 Hunter's Point Riot - Chris Carlsson|
Former editor of San Francisco Sun Reporter, Thomas Fleming, gives his account of the 1966 Hunter's Point Riot, which led to three days of martial law in some neighborhoods of San Francisco.
Keywords: Thomas Fleming; 1966 Hunter's Point riot; Black San Francisco
|Mandel at HUAC 1960 - n/a|
excerpt from William Mandel's testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee hearing at San Francisco City Hall, May 1960.
Keywords: William Mandel; HUAC 1960; San Francisco City Hall
|Struggles of the Balkans and Romani in Fact and Fiction - Shaping San Francisco|
Not only have the Balkans been obliterated by NATO 'humanitarian intervention', eviscerated by imposed neoliberal economic restructuring, and their peoples, particularly the Roma gypsy flung to the corners of the earth, but they've suffered the indignities of centuries of lies, caricature, distortion, and misinformation. Here to discuss, disturb and offer a gentle corrective or two, is a panel of folks from the Balkans and its environs including Andrej Grubacic, Yugoslav author, most recently, o...
Keywords: PM Press; Yugoslavia; Balkans; Roma; Gypsy; European history; Shaping San Francisco; SSF; CounterPULSE; politics; revolution
|Shaping SF 3 Percent Solution - Shaping San Francisco|
The 3% Solution Campaign, a summer sustainer drive to support Shaping San Francisco as a public utility providing essential history to the city of San Francisco: walking and bicycle tours, public Talks (both live and archived online at shapingsf.org), and our ever-expanding archive of local history at foundsf.org.
Keywords: history; Shaping San Francisco; FoundSF.org; sustainers; 3 percent solution; fundraising campaign
|Reclaim May Day 1998 - Whispered Media|
Reclaim May Day 1998 was organized by a coalition of political groups, including Art & Revolution, Shaping San Francisco, Eviction Defense Committee, Food Not Bombs, Reclaiming, and others. It was full-on parade starting at Mission and Steuart, proceeding to Yerba Buena Gardens, UN Plaza, 16th Street BART plaza, and ending at Dolores Park. It started in the rain and ended in beautiful sunshine. Maybe 1,000 people joined in, all without permits, and about a dozen different performances were stage...
Keywords: performance; parade; MayDay; dissent; anarchy; Emma Goldman; Shaping San Francisco; Rememberator; Food Not Bombs; Evictions; Landlords
|Anti Economy League In Eastern Europe April 1990 - Chris Carlsson and Michael Whitson|
In April 1990, some friends toured the East, from East Berlin to Sczcezin, Poland, to Gdansk, Warsaw, and Wroclaw, and finally to Prague, Czechoslovakia. We encountered a wildcat train strike across the border in Poland which at the time seemed rather momentous, with aspiring middle-class politicians representing "Solidarnosc" pitted against the rank-and-file train workers. We rode across Poland in a cab, met anarchists and other radicals along the way, and even have a short clip of the Orange A...
Keywords: Anti-Economy League of San Francisco; Eastern Europe; East Berlin; Poland; Gdansk; Solidarnosc; Solidarity; Warsaw; Wroclaw; Orange Alternative; Prague; Radio Free Prague; Czechoslovakia; dissent; dissident politics